Rising stars Atlas Genius perform in The Current studio

Atlas Genius performs "Trojans" live in the studios of 89.3 The Current. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
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Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius performs in The Current studio
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Adelaide, Australia's Atlas Genius got signed to Warner Brothers in the wake of the success of their sleek, melodic indie-rock tune "Trojans," released as a single back in 2011. The quartet gave us a taste of their evolving sound on last summer's Through the Glass EP, and just a couple of weeks ago they released their debut LP When It Was Now.

When It Was Now finds the band delicately balancing breezy synth-pop and angular, rhythmic indie rock for a charming sound that's sure to earn them even greater success this year.

Currently touring in support of the album, vocalist and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius stopped by The Current studios for an acoustic performance of a few of the band's songs and an interview with Mary Lucia.

Songs played: "If So," "All These Girls" and "Trojans."

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  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)
  • Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio.
    Singer and guitarist Keith Jeffery of Atlas Genius in The Current studio. (MPR / Nate Ryan)